Volkswagen Golf MOT Results

Registered in 2009
75.1% pass rate
from 46,598 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2009 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Golf is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
        • 0.0021% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Front lamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on All position lamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0043% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0021% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0021% fail on Switch
    • 0.99% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Fog lamp (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Battery (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0021% fail on Switch
    • 0.0086% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Location
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage condition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front drive shafts (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Constant velocity joints (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Couplings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0086% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Tie bars/rods (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0021% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Condition
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.011% fail on Trailing arms (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0086% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0064% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0021% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0064% fail on Radius arms (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0021% fail on General condition
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (9.3% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem (44% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (10.0% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0086% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Components (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0021% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0021% fail on Servos
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Operation (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Parking brake (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Mechanical components (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Cable (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pivot
      • 0.0021% fail on Lever
    • 0.0064% fail on Service brake control components (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pedal (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0021% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0043% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0043% fail on Warning
    • 0.0043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0021% fail on Operation
      • 0.0021% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0021% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0021% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.088% fail on Cap
      • 0.056% fail on System
      • 0.0021% fail on Tank
      • 0.0021% fail on Hose
      • 0.0021% fail on Pipe
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested (57% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0064% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
    • 0.084% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0064% fail on Access panel
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Seats (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Passengers (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Drivers (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0043% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0021% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0021% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Condition
    • 0.0021% fail on Hubs
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0064% fail on Free play
        • 0.0064% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.052% fail on Power steering (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0021% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering operation (81% better than other 2009 cars)

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